A good friend of mine Vadim Akimenko of the future Akimenko Meats is a butcher who has a very intense passion for what he does. At the end of this process, of a 211 pound pig only 1 pound of meat was thrown away. It went on to feed quite a lot of people.
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Music: Kings of Convenience - "Gold in the Air of Summer"
The mission of The Butcher & Larder is to be Chicago’s first sustainable, all whole animal butcher shop. We custom cut meat from animals that are responsibly raised on small, Midwestern family farms. In addition, we make a variety of sausages, patés and prepared deli items such as ham, bacon and corned beef for retail sale. We offer butchering and charcuterie classes (sausage making, etc.) at the shop, and plan to periodically hold small, casual family-style dinners.